New methodology predicts coronavirus and other infectious disease threats to wildlife

The rate at which emerging wildlife diseases infect humans has steadily increased over the last three decades. Viruses, such as the global coronavirus pandemic and recent monkeypox outbreak, have heightened the urgent need for disease ecology tools to forecast when and where disease outbreaks are likely. A University of South Florida assistant professor helped develop a methodology that will do just that—predict disease transmission from wildlife to humans, from one wildlife species to another and determine who is at risk of infection.

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